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<p>More than 30 nonprofits that serve current and former military service members shared information at a "Joining Forces" breakfast meeting Thursday at the Judd Kendall VFW Post in Naperville. | Susan Frick Carlman~Sun-Times Media</p>

Show of force: Agency communication key for veterans programs

Divorced Girl Smiling: How dating and sex after divorce is different

One of the biggest fears for divorced men and women is getting back into the dating scene and having sex.

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan regularly performs and mixes with fans at his tea shop, Madame ZuZu's, in Highland Park. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media

Billy Corgan talks new music, new book and PAWS

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan is a busy man. Not only is he recording two new Pumpkins records, but he’s also a quarter of the way through a sprawling spiritual memoir...

<p>Students walk between buildings on the&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>University&nbsp;of&nbsp;Illinois&nbsp;campus in Urbana, Ill. &nbsp;| &nbsp;P Photo/David Mercer</p>

Letter to the Editor: Let’s help more students go to college

We are again at a critical time of the year, where the governor proposes his budget and the debate ensues about how to strike the right balance between ever-increasing demands...

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2007.03.22 Sun Studio-- Mug shot of Dr. Robert Weil

The Sports Doctor: Pros and cons of running barefoot

I’ve had many questions and inquiries about those minimalist running shoes and about the trend of the less shoe the better, as well as the hoopla about the barefoot running trend.

<p>Cindy Eggemeyer has worked at Edward Health &amp; Fitness Centers 19 of the last 24 years. She most recently celebrated her 15th anniversary as executive director of EHFC. | Submitted</p>

Cindy Eggemeyer: Don’t believe these fitness fairy tales

Have trouble finding a healthy middle ground when it comes to exercise? Thanks to the “no pain, no gain” myth, some people believe it’s not worth even thinking about exercise...

<p>People attend the&nbsp;Boston&nbsp;Marathon memorial exhibition, "DearBoston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial," at the&nbsp;Boston&nbsp;Public Library April 7, 2014 in&nbsp;Boston, Massachusetts. Three spectators were killed and more than two hundred sixty injured when two&nbsp;bombs&nbsp;exploded on Marathon Monday, which prompted a massive manhunt for suspects later identified as Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, two brothers from Chechnya, living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images</p>

A year later: Remembering the Boston Marathon bombing

As a person, who came from a country where terrorist attacks happen several times a year, I know how scary it is.

<p>Informational electronic signs were part of the recently completed upgrades at the Van Buren&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>parking&nbsp;deck.&nbsp;Naperville&nbsp;officials also plan to overhaul the Central&nbsp;Parking&nbsp;Facility on Chicago Avenue, but have effectively abandoned consideration of a controversial&nbsp;parking&nbsp;deck adjacent to the Nichols Library. | Submitted &nbsp;</p>

Downtown parking a vital issue for many

Once upon a time there was a produce store on Ogden Avenue. It was, I thought, the best produce store we had ever had.

Randy Blaser

Blaser: Never mind the quota, enforce speeding laws

The Illinois Senate last week passed a bill outlawing law enforcement in Illinois from establishing ticket quotas.

Help Squad: ComEd gives POWER-full credit to customer on wrong rate plan

Dear Help Squad, We purchased a new business location in June 2013 and started electrical service with ComEd.

<p>Miniature daffodils emerge in mulch and white pine needles. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Julie Moore/Submitted</p>

Master Gardeners: Why mulch?

Spring is the prime time to be out in the yard spreading mulch in garden beds and around trees.

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